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Friday Red Sox Farm Report: Bryce Brentz continues to mash, hits 26th home run in PawSox win

Nick Neville
August 11, 2017 - 9:57 am

Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (58-59): W, 3-2 vs. Columbus

-- Bryce Brentz, who hit his 26th home run, continued to swing a hot bat, and three PawSox pitchers continued to strike out 16 Clippers for the team’s fourth consecutive victory.

-- The 28-year-old Brentz’s 26 home runs are second in the International League and his 75 RBI rank fourth.

-- Brian Johnson, who started for the PawSox, struck out six and allowed one run on three hits in four innings of work.

-- In relief of Johnson, Marcus Walden grabbed his team-leading 10th win after going three shutout innings and striking out six. Chandler Shepherd closed things out for his second save.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (56-58): W, 4-0 at Richmond

-- Six scoreless innings from Dedgar Jimenez helped lead the Sea Dogs to their fourth straight win. Jimenez, a 21-year-old lefty, allowed six hits, struck out five and walked one. He’s 3-0 with a 3.27 ERA since being called up from Salem.

-- Portland scored all four of its runs in the third inning, which started with a Jeremy Barfield RBI double. In 70 games, Barfield’s 20 home runs and 57 RBI lead the team.

-- Michael Chavis, who has 29 home runs and 86 RBI in 103 games split between Portland and Salem, doubled and scored a run.

-- Catcher and No. 9 hitter Danny Bethea drove in a run and reached base four times, while shortstop Chad De La Guerra had two singles and a walk.

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (65-51): L, 7-6 vs. Buies Creek

-- Despite coming back from a 5-1 deficit and grabbing 12 hits, Salem fell in the 10th inning. They loaded the bases in the bottom half of the 10th but couldn’t bring home the tying run.

-- Second baseman Jose Sermo, who leads in the team in doubles with 29, had an RBI and three hits, two of which were doubles. Sermo, 26, also leads the team in RBI (48).

-- Centerfielder Tate Matheny hit his team-leading sixth triple, scored a pair of runs and had an RBI.

-- Lefty Matthew Kent struggled on the mound, allowing five runs on 10 hits in five innings of work. The Texas A&M product has a 4.15 ERA in 24 starts.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (65-50): W, 3-2 vs. Rome

-- The Drive came out victorious in this 16-inning marathon thanks to Bobby Dalbec’s walkoff home run. Greenville’s bullpen was superb, tossing 10 1/3 scoreless innings after starter Bryan Mata gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

-- Juan Florentino threw struck out three in 3 1/3 scoreless frames, and Jared Oliver followed with four scoreless innings of his own. First baseman Tucker Tubbs made his fourth appearance on the mound this year and earned his first victory.

-- The 22-year-old Santiago Espinal went 4-for-7 with his 41st RBI.

SHORT SEASON-A LOWELL SPINNERS (22-26): L, 8-5 vs. Tri-City

-- Left fielder Marino Campana extended his hitting streak to 13 games, going 2-for-4 with two runs and a homer.

-- Zach Sterry, who has a .517 OBP in seven games, reached base three times.  

-- Yorvin Pantoja fell to 0-5 after allowing four runs on three hits and in 3 1/3 innings. The 19-year-old walked two, struck out one and raised his ERA to 6.20.

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